Welcome to the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women. We are dedicated to furthering feminist issues for the women of Chicago. We pride ourselves on being part of ‘the city that works,’ a city with a long history of activism. Our intention is to make a difference in the lives of the women in our city by dedicating ourselves to several key projects each year, and through community outreach and political activities.

A Message from CNOW

In the past two weeks, the Supreme Court made two devastating decisions against American women. The first decision struck down a Massachusetts law that allowed a buffer zone to exist outside of abortion clinics, allowing women safe passage and access to receive the medical care they need. And just days later, the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby in ruling that certain employers can deny women access to certain types of birth control in the insurance plans they offer– putting medical decisions in the hands of bosses instead of the individual

These disastrous rulings by the Supreme Court is not only a huge setback to women’s rights and women’s access to health care throughout the nation, but it also puts in jeopardy laws here in Chicago that protect women and provide them with equal access to medical care that they need.
But we’re not letting these rulings stand without a fight.
Yesterday, Chicago NOW stood with Governor Pat Quinn against the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling as he signed the Birth Control Referendum, which will appear on the Nov. 4ballot, asking voters if health insurance companies should be required to cover contraception. Please visit our Facebook page view photos of the press conference.
We must continue to stand up against these rulings and protect the progress we’ve made, and work to end this fight once and for all. Please click here to contribute $10, $25, $50, or even $100 today to help us in our efforts.
Your support today will help us be a voice against these attacks and continue our work in Chicago in protecting women’s rights and ensuring equality for all.

BREAKING: The War on Women Continues!

In Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, the court voted to allow corporations, in the name of religious “beliefs,” to strip contraception from their employer-based health plans. Led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court has limited women’s access to birth control and employers can get in the very personal decisions between a woman and her doctor. This outrageous decision must not be allowed to stand!

We will continue the fight on the Right Wing’s war against women, but we need your help!